I guess it's time to update my eCS 1.1 install...
Or a clean install since I can reinstall X-wing without too much trouble.
581 posts • joined 4 Jul 2007
I guess it's time to update my eCS 1.1 install...
Or a clean install since I can reinstall X-wing without too much trouble.
And some good tea. She's definitely deserved it.
You should have sprung for the 700 as that one had a cradle for the Nokia 2110 on the lid.
I found that on the S5/S5mx you needed to keep the PDa on a table or other stable surface to get up to speed, but on the S3/S3a/S3c/S3mx, you held it in both hands and typed with your thumbs, without the need for something to rest it on. And you could type nearly as fast on that.
The S5 keyboard had a certain Wow factor, though. Made it look 'Professional', really.
And the keyboard on the netBook... Still miles ahead of some of todays laptops.
Don't ask how many hours I spent sitting in front of assorted networking tech, in cramped closets, with my S3a, the soap-on-a-rope, a null-modem adaptor and whatever special serial cable UB, Cisco, Compaq or whoever delivered with their kit...
The terminal app was a godsend. And pretty easy to script for.
I actually prefer my S3a over my S5... Over double the runtime, silly low quiescent power drain(1ma/hour). It just works.
Then again, I also like to bring out my MC400 for long writing sessions, too.
(I need to finish building the Li-ion battery pack for that one. The Ni-cad pack only lasts 20hours)
Jacket... because, guess which one is in my pocket?
Siena, S3a, S3c, Workabout, Revo, S5, Oregon Scientific, or the Geofox One?
OK, not the Geofox. It's a bit too large. It stays near my netBook.
All right, trick question. Of course it's my Organiser II LZ64.
In which case the subscription isn't through them in the first place, and if they do report the SIM and IMEI as stolen, they'll have a bit of explaining to do.
Those machines have dust covers and seals everywhere to protect them from dust. I really hope that the $300 PC you set up beside it is similarly protected...
The $15 adapter will fit where the old 3.5" drive sat, so is protected from dust.
Instead of a $15 version from eBay(I have one of those already) is to 'network' old CnC machines and robots that has a 3.5" drive but a dedicated controller that's not 'smart' enough to handle a network.
That is, if it's easy to make and transfer a 'floppy image' to this drive over ethernet.
But the fact that it seems you have to order it with a fixed IP... sucks if you later reconfigure the network...
Network box that doesn't support DHCP = Fail.
There's a couple of 'print your own PCB' kits that uses silver in the ink.
Who did the old blunt 'object, carpetroll and shallow grave' on the old bofh website?
The only thing that needs to be enabled with IoT is the stapler. You can never ever find it when you need it...
Well, maybe the 'off' button on any video projectors in the building, so that we can run a remote shutdown on them when a scheduled meeting ends. with the cost of new lamps, that system should pay for itself pretty quickly...
I would have done a bit of service on it... Just a little nick with a scalpel here and there. One little cut, another new and annoying stripe on the prints every day...
Or the one actually named 'PiDrive'(how does WD get away with nicking the name?)
'Not wanting more chocolate' is classed as a serious side effect...
I think they sell 80% at a local store...
(I'll be stocking up, just in case)
The best cough syrup I've used is something pharmacies make and sell here in Norway.
'Bergensk Brystbalsam' (Bergen Chest balm, or something like that when translated)
Licorice, honey, Star anise oil, camphor, some sort of alcohol to keep it all dissolved and distilled water.
Actually, according to the wiki, Narativium is the basic buildingblock of 'reality'.
The Disc's nature is fundamentally teleological; its basic composition is determined by what it is ultimately meant to be. This primary element, out of which all others spring, is known as narrativium, the elemental substance of Story. Nothing on the Disc can exist without a Story first existing to mold its destiny and determine its form.
So, it's probably pretty abundant and all that.
Octarine is the light of Magic, and can only be observed by wizards(and cats, of course), much like 117 can only be observed(indirectly) by todays scientists with powerful tools.(and also, probably by cats... )
Seeing as all 3 posts have 3 downvotes, I can assume that there are 3 extremely illiterate dickheads visiting these forums.
Not that I can understand what they're doing here.
I really despise those who downvote without revealing why.
Why can't they at least post anonymously and tell me what they didn't agree with?
I wonder what kind of dickhead gave you a downvote.
You should have varied the error message a bit...
Out of Resouces, reboot server.
(If this one is used, let a script enable the tools again, after an hour or so, but only for the next 66.6 minutes)
Badly formatted request.
Name not found (This one is good if you can filter it to tools working on usernames)
System unavailable because of planned downtime, see recent email.
The RD2 unit?
The next version is the Remote Reckoning Dangerous Drive, shortened RRDD, or R2D2.
(So called because it can detect dangerous situations and do the appropriate maneuvers automatically; that is eject right before a crash)
I assume that you also told the head and governor how to change said passwords, and recommend that they do so asap. (It's what I would have done)
Call it a 'clean break' policy.
Have you tried thumb-tacks, staplers or nail-guns?
That's 30-06 Springfield caliber, or 7.62x63mm for everyone using a sensible measuring system.
Slightly more powerful than the 7.62x51 NATO round,
30 - for 0.30" caliber,
06 - for 1906, the year it was adopted for use by the US Army.
It must not be confused with 30-40 which is sometimes called '.30 U-S.' or '.30 Army', though.
Not seen any Hartnell episodes?
As far as I know, they're available on DVD(I have them) and from what I understand, at least some of the stuff can be found if you use the right search terms on a popular videosharing site.
In other words; there is no excuse for not seeing them.
I must agree.
Here in Norway we have an expression 'Jumping after Wirkola' which pretty much defines the difficulty of following Tom Baker.
The only way of doing it is really to do YOUR OWN THING, not to mimic whoever came before you.
And that is what most actors did, until after Tom Baker.
My favorite Doctor is Hartnell... As for who I voted worst... Bowler hat?
Look ahead, plan the next step!
Generally, the light changes from Red to Yellow, then to Green, right?
How difficult is it to put your foot down when it's at Red, and make ready to kick off again when it switches to Yellow?
Probably as dificult as it is for some motorists to shift into 1st gear while waiting, but that's another issue entirely.
And this Appleist drives a 1999 Citroën Berlingo.
I have also been seen on a very, very cheap Chinese scooter(may it rust in pieces... what little isn't rotted-out plastic) and have an old 21gear bicycle that has been converted to full PEDELEC electric bike standard...
I've even been known to take the bust to work sometimes...
Google for 'Teamwork T-shirt' and get one of those where they're 'displaying' a baseball bat. Show up with one of those to the course...
Team building exercises - Can't live with them, and can't bury the instigator out in the woods...
when wearing them is to don a uniform...
Here in Norway the Army is testing it for use by tank drivers...
Sure, they may still look silly, but... would you say that to someone driving an armored vehicle?
Copy paste works OK as long as you use the mouse....
Typing the characters in the wrong order and using the mouse to click where the next character needs to go.
Some keyloggers 'filters out' arrow keys, delete, alt-tab... Write some characters, delete most, write some more... Alt-Tab to another app to type some decoy characters, then switch back...
And if the backdoor was introduced in an early version of GnuC? Which 'everyone' used to compile the source, even the source for the next version of GnuC...
The best CRT I've had was the 14" B/W VGA that came with my first PC. I don't think I've seen anything that crisp until the advent of the Kindle.
But Amber on Black is nice, too... :-)
My favorite T-Shirt to wear to work has a picture of the devil, and the text "God is busy, can I help you?"... (Yeah, I work in IT support) Still haven't been told to get rid of it...
I don't care if I get overtime, overtime and a half, weekend bonus or whatever.
Screwups are to be rolled out on mondays!
I'd particularly love to get hold of a ROM card for it, preferably with Interactive Pascal...
Until then, it'll have to languish next to my ][, the SUN SparcStations, the SGI Indigo2, the Acorn Archimedes, my Psion collection, the Osborne, the Kaypro, a Husky Hunter or two, some Z88 machines(at least one with original packaging) a couple of Tandy TRS-80 'model T's, the Epson HX-20 and the PX-4, Amstrad NC100 and 200 (anyone got a 150 they want to sell?)...
All I need now is room and a few glass monters...
I use self-sealing tubes in my bicycle wheels...
But also have a hand-operated pump and a repair kit for longer trips.
The insurance is to pay the costs incurred by the hospital's patients because of the breach.
Breach happened, insurers pay out. Whether the insurers THEN make the hospital reimburse them depends entirely on their investigation.
Just like liability insurance on your car... You park your car in the side of someone else's car, and he gets the damage paid by your insurance company. They then decide if you caused the accident or not(odds are they'll blame both no matter what) and yeah, you suffer higher premiums, and all that...
I mean, using a Pi for something the Speccy could do itself...
And frankly, why did they need so many Speccys?
That's ONE Speccy playing at any time.
Not Mahlers, but still awesome...
I really wish whoever downvoted me would post his issues with my post...
Also, all the problems I mentioned I have seen in real-life, just so that is clear.
Is that the model where Renault reccommends removing the front bumper in order to replace the headlight bulbs?
Citroën got a lot of bad rep in the 70s, not because of bad build quality, but because of bad mechanics!
"Dunno what's so special 'bout this LHM oil. Just use regular engine oil!"
(It's OK for an emergency, but will quickly destroy the seals in the hydraulics, and will require a complete and expensivee flush as soon as possible.)
That's not counting those who topped it up with anti-freeze(on the GS that was doubly moronic as it was air-cooled), servo-steering fluid or just plainly ignored for a decade or so...
Then there were the newfangled alloys used in the cylinder walls and tops...
How many 'mechanics' destroyed the heads on the flat-four on a GS when they 'tightened up the exhaust manifolds so that it held' instead of to the specified torque settings?
One mechanic actually 'tested' the suspension of my GS by pushing down on the rear, then stating that my shocks needed to be replaced...
I started the engine and told him to try again...
How many garages had the equipment to properly test the 'shocks' anyway?
One, who claimed to be a Citrën expert (not authorized, though) wasn't aware that the airfilter in the GS was of a 'wet' variety, and usually only needed to be washed in petrol.
And I have similar tales for the CX and BX, too...
On my Berlingo I do everything myself!
On which platform does the code run?
On the already-infected machine, scanning for other victims, or on the target during the infection process?
(Haven't programmed directly on a Winblows platform since 3.0. )
I assume you meant 'Dark side of the Sun'.
Tonight, I will brew a pot of Yorkshire Gold tea, and re-read Strata.
The Colour of Magic is a good book, and a great spoof of Fritz Leiber's work, but sadly, less of a Discworld book than Strata. (In my not so humble opinion)
90% uptime is a 'one niner'... Yeah, right...
For practical use, neither 9% nor 90% is tolerable, so the scale really should start at 'Two niner'(99%)
(90% uptime means the system can be offline for over a MONTH each year... 9% means about one month uptime/year. )
Two niner is about what I'd expect for personal websites and low-traffic, special-interest forums on the net.
The 'nines' is a reference to how many '9' are in the uptime statistics.
One nine = 9%
Two Nine = 99%
Three nine = 99.9%
Does 'three nine' sound good enough?
Actually, it's slightly over 8Hours, 45Minutes downtime/Year for a 24/7 system.
A 'four niner' means slightly less than 53minutes downtime/year.
Popped open a couple of DELL Precision M6xxx, and wouldn't you know, there's a space for an additional drive.
Quite a few other 17" models also have that.
The enemy of my enemy is my enemy's enemy. No more. No less.
(The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries. Maxim 29...)
So, the British Rail is in on it, too?
Over the head?
You make certain to go to the Big BOSS first!
All company-wide IT policy should be approved by him personally.
If he says 'No' to BYOB, you can tell any wannabe asshat to go take a hike.
If he says 'Yes' you ask him for permission to take 'reasonable precautions'(and make certain that he agrees with those precautions).
In fact, there should not be a level of administration between the Big BOSS and the IT department. He is the only one who should be able to tell you yes or no to anything.
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